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City votes to settle discrimination suit Donna T. Murray, who filed the lawsuit in 1998 against the Augusta Commission and former Chief Tax Appraiser Harrison Sears. The settlement also would raise her annual salary to $53,380. Commissioners Ulmer Bridges, Jerry Brigham and...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Full moon is the perfect time to fish for bluegill 238,000 miles from earth really coax a bluegill into attacking a cricket faster than it ordinarily would? Harrison Sears, proprietor of the Merry Brickyard Ponds in Augusta, isn't so sure. But he knows darn well that a full moon means...
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Across the area

...board Chairman Bill Lee. Mr. Reece was one of three finalists for the job that was vacated when the board fired Harrison Sears in November. AUGUSTA17-year-old arrested in shooting An Augusta man was taken into custody early Monday morning...
For this fisherman, work is paradise

...the cinderblock shack and show off their catch to Harrison Sears, the proprietor of the bait store, who leases about...on. I enjoyed that then, and I enjoy this now." HARRISON SEARS AGE: 68 OCCUPATION: Proprietor of Brickyard Bait...
Tax increases frustrate residents

...mailed 56,906 assessment-change notices two weeks ago, and most of them reflect increases, said Chief Appraiser Harrison Sears. This year's reassessments affect 78 percent of Richmond County's 72,676 real-estate parcels -- representing...
Spring is in the air

...that summer's going to be my favorite, even though I was raised here." Spring is the busiest time of year for Harrison Sears, who works at The Brickyard Bait & Tackle Store at the Merry Land Brickyard Ponds in Augusta. "Whenever the weather...
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Municipal Building holds wealth of data

...much it's worth. "We have maps of everything in Richmond County, with boundaries and acreage," Chief Appraiser Harrison Sears said. "Our sales analyst area has records on when all property has been sold, how much it was sold for. We have...
Low-key society gets its kicks from jerkin' perch

...Prescott, of North Augusta, caught a 121-pound flathead catfish on cut bait in the lake.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Harrison Sears (706) 722-8263 ( -- J.C. Dicks' 5.63-pound bass won big fish of the month...
Fishing | Outdoors | Sports
Fishing report: You eat turkey; I'll be on the lake

...down-to-earth guy and a great fisherman," said Harrison Sears, who operates the ponds.THURMOND LAKE Raysville...90 pounds of catfish.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Harrison Sears (706) 722-8263 (
Fishing | Outdoors | Sports
New limits set for Lake Russell

...afternoon striper fishing on live bait is good. The mullet bite is getting stronger.MERRY LAND BRICKYARD PONDS Harrison Sears (706) 722-8263 ( -- Our bass tournaments run from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. each...